Being a preteen or young adult can be complicated. There are physical, emotional, mental and social changes to navigate – plus a lot of pressure, especially today. Since 1992, Atrium Health Levine Children’s doctors have partnered with Teen Health Connection, a Charlotte-based medical practice, to provide comprehensive adolescent medical and mental healthcare.

Adolescent medicine, or teen health, is a branch of care that specializes in the overall health and wellness of teens and young adults. Our adolescent specialists guide teens through life’s changes in a healthy way. We do this by helping them focus on being their best, healthiest selves – in a private, judgement-free environment.

Adolescent medicine treatments and care

Though our services are similar to a pediatrician’s office, they’re not exactly the same. The care an adolescent needs is different from a young child, and we have extra training in the unique medical, social and mental healthcare needs of teenagers.

Adolescent and young adult medicine includes:

  • Sports, school and camp physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Care for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Skincare, including for acne
  • Chronic illness prevention and management (asthma, diabetes, hypertension)
  • Nutrition and wellness guidance
  • Reproductive healthcare (birth control, screening for sexually transmitted infections, menstrual disorders)
  • Medication management for depression and anxiety
  • Gender healthcare, including transgender healthcare
  • Identification of substance use disorders

We also provide individual and family therapy for emotional and mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Family conflict
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Stress with chronic medical conditions

Why choose adolescent medicine at Levine Children’s?

  • Teen and family-focused. Adolescents face unique health issues. Our doctors and healthcare providers are specially trained in treating those issues, in a setting that’s all about teens and their families.
  • Outpatient therapy for mental health. Teen health is more than primary care. We have licensed mental health therapists, who provide individual and family therapy for a variety of issues. We also offer free mental health phone consultations, so families can call and talk to an expert about their concerns before visits.
  • Subspecialty care. Sometimes unique health needs require extra care. Our clinic provides subspecialty care with consultations for reproductive and sexual health, psychiatric treatment for depression and anxiety, and transgender healthcare. We also connect your family to all the specialists your teen might need at Atrium Health Levine Children’s, including endocrinologists for diabetes, dermatologists for advanced skincare and pulmonologists for severe asthma.
  • Care into adulthood. Adolescent medicine focuses on individuals as young as 11, helping them stay healthy as they navigate middle school, high school, college and early adulthood (up to 25).

Connect with an adolescent medicine specialist. Call 704-381-8336.

Teen and family resources

In addition to medical and mental healthcare, we also connect your family to helpful community resources.

  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way, classes that give parents skills to help them build better relationships with their adolescents
  • Teen Advisory Board, a group of teen volunteers who help develop and empower adolescent leaders
  • Youth Drug-Free Coalition, community volunteers who work together to engage adolescents, families, leaders and community members to reduce underage drinking and prescription drug misuse

Location and hours

Teen Health Connection, a facility of Carolinas Medical Center

3541 Randolph Road, Suite 206
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-381-8336
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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.